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Victorian Government announces $2m support for development of waste to energy technologies

February 21, 2017 • SustainabilityComments (0)

The Victorian Government has announced a $2 million boost to encourage the development of waste to energy technologies, including anaerobic digestion and thermal treatment of waste. Victoria’s commercial and industrial sector produces about 300,000 tonnes of food waste annually, of which nearly 80% ends up in landfill. Decomposing food waste releases

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Compostable food container wins Green Innovators Competition

February 20, 2017 • Products, SustainabilityComments (0)

RMIT Master of Design Innovation and Technology graduate Ruby Chan has won a prestigious innovation prize at the National Sustainable Living Festival for her ‘Moducware’ range of eco-friendly compostable food containers. The containers are made from

Australia’s first grid scale battery storage facility to be built in Victoria

February 20, 2017 • SustainabilityComments (0)

The Victorian State Government is calling for expressions of interest from utility-scale battery storage businesses to build Australia’s first grid scale battery storage facility. The new 20MW battery, to be constructed in the north-west or south-west of

Genex reaches financial close on Kidston Phase One Solar Project

February 15, 2017 • SustainabilityComments (0)

Genex Power announced that it has reached financial close for its Kidston Phase One Solar Project (KPS1) situated 270 kilometres north-west of Townsville in far north Queensland. The company has secured a $100 million debt package from Société Générale

Ecoult wins ARENA funding to advance and commercialise its cutting-edge battery technology

February 15, 2017 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

Sydney-based company Ecoult has won $4.1 million in new recoupable funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to enhance and fully commercialise its UltraBattery technology, which was originally developed by CSIRO with ARENA’s support. It

CEC calls for stable energy policy to attract investment in new energy generation

February 7, 2017 • SustainabilityComments (0)

The Clean Energy Council (CEC) has called for a “stable” and “bipartisan” energy policy in Australia to unlock investment in new energy generation as majority of the country’s coal-fired power stations are approaching or are past their operating

Neoen to commence construction of three large solar plants in NSW within weeks

February 3, 2017 • SustainabilityComments (0)

Renewable energy company Neoen is set to begin construction of three big solar plants in NSW that will nearly double the amount of big solar in the state and provide enough renewable energy to power 41,500 homes per year. The plants, to be located in Parkes,